Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hore Browse Trist (1775-1804)

Hore Browse Trist was the only son of Lt. Nicolas Trist, a British soldier stationed in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War, and Elizabeth House, the daughter of Quakers.  Hore graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1792 and began to practice law. In 1799, when the original miniature was painted, he married Mary Brown, later had two sons and moved to Virginia. For the next ten years, Hore was deployed to work in Louisiana and in 1804 the year they were finally united, Hore died of yellow fever. The family was in close ties with Thomas Jefferson, who was a supporter and benefactor. Original by Jean Pierre Henri Louise. Collection of Yale. This, completed February 2012. Sold.

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